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You're the One That I Want "is a song that was composed by John Farrar for the film Grease. It was sung by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The single was a worldwide hit in 1978, that in quite a few countries took the first place of the charts. The song was from 1 July to 26 August at number 1 in the Dutch Top 40. One week InAmerica was the first place in the Billboard list. In England it was nine weeks at that position in the list, and a re-release in 1998 reached the fourth place. In England it is with 2 million copies sold the fifth most sold single of all time. Also worldwide, it's one of the most widely sold plates.

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[hide]*1 chart performance 1978

Chart positions 1978[Edit]Edit

Dutch Top 40[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 03-06-1978-28-10-1978
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Position: 15 11 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 5 11 12 24 30 39 from

Dutch Single Top 100[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 10-06-1978 t/m 18-11-1978
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Position: 40 5 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 6 9 9 13 19 23 28 41 from

Flemish Radio 2 Top 30[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 10-06-1978 t/m 21-10-1978
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Position: 14 4 7 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 7 13 13 16 19 29 from

Chart positions 1998[Edit]Edit

Dutch Single Top 100[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 27-06-1998-29-08-1998
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Position: 100 93 80 65 65 62 67 72 78 85 from

Flemish Ultratop 50[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 29-08-1998 to 26-09-1998
Week: 1 2 3 4 5
Position: 42 33 42 43 46 from

Cover Versions[Edit]Edit

There are several cover versions of the song made. So names in England the elderly comedians Arthur Millard and Hylda Baker a rattling version on which the 22nd place in the charts of England pulled out. The pair also sang the song ' live ' on the television, in Top of the Pops and sang it when false. In the same year, the Germancomedians Dieter Hallervorden and Helga Feddersen with a parody, "Du, who Wanna ist Voll" ("you know, the bathtub is full"), and reached the fourth place in Germany.Recorded by Alvin and the Chipmunks In 1982 and Charlene the Chipette the song for their album ' The Chipmunks Go Hollywood '. In 1993, Epic Records from theoriginal London Cast Recording , sung by Craig McLachlan and Debbie Gibson: this number reached in England as the highest listing the thirteenth place. Also Glee has the number Sung, among others in the episode ' Glease ' (fourth season).

Predecessor:

Boney M. - Rivers of Babylon Brown girl in the ring

Number 1-hit in the Dutch Single Top 100

8 July 1 september 1978 - 1978 8 weeks

Successor:

Luv ' - You're the greatest lover

Predecessor:

Boney M. - Rivers of Babylon Brown girl in the ring

Dutch Top 40 number-one single

1 July 1 september 1978 - 1978 9 weeks

Successor:

Luv ' - You're the greatest lover

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